Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Release: Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In

Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In

Notes: Warner Bros. Christmas Compilation. Sequel to last years Gift Wrapped: 20 Songs That Keep On Giving

Review: Fairly solid collection of tunes, most new to the comp, a few rarities that have been floating around for a while.

Most of the tracks are, on first listen, perfectly fine without being instantly memorable or detestable. The tunes that tend toward the novelty end of the spectrum fare the worst. I'm heartbroken by Tegan and Sara's boring take on The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) and unimpressed with Devo's minuscule slice of holiday de-cheer. I appreciate Foxy Shazam's choice of Heaven on Their Mind (From Jesus Christ Superstar) though I doubt I'll be adding ot to this years Christmas mix.

Top Tracks:
Home For Christmas (Cavo), Merry Christmas Everybody (Oasis), Better Days (Acoustic Version) (Goo Goo Dolls), Baby Come Find Me At Christmas (Rachael Yamagata), Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (The Dirt Drifters), O Come, O Come Emmanuel (House Of Heroes)

3.25 dirty snowflakes out of 5